BALOCHISTAN: Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), an advocacy group to secure the early and safe recovery of Baloch missing persons, took out a procession in Quetta on Saturday and demanded safe immediate release of the Chairman Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Azad). Continue reading
Zahid Kurd has been subjected to brutal torture on the spot being taken away: VBMP
BALOCHISTAN: The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons leaders including Chairman Nasrullah Baloch, Vice Chairman Abdul Qadeer Baloch and General Secretary Farzana Majeed Baloch have urged Amnesty International, European Union, UN and other international Human Rights bodies to take to notice of enforced disappearances in Balochistan.
The VBMP leader said that Pakistani forces illegally abducted 19200 Baloch activists and more than 2000 among them have been killed and dump. “We have given proof and the documents about enforced-disappearances in Balochistan to UN representatives in Islamabad,” they said.
Farzana Majeed’s blistered feet
Women and children participants of long march reached Uthal Lasbela on Thursday with blistered feet and sick health. The participants have been marching to highlight enforced disappearance and safe recovery of Baloch missing persons from diverse walks of life.
According to the details women and children are continuously marching, whereas most of the women and children are with blistered feet and sick health. It was the 19th day of their long march from Quetta to Karachi.
Balochistan: A large number of Baloch tribal elders and political activists greeted the protest march of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons in Surab yesterday as they visited the grave of Jalil Reki Baloch.
The participants of the march have reached to Anjeera last night and will be walking towards Khuzdar today.
Talking to media person the vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Qadeer Baloch said that many people were bothered by the popularity of the long march and they have started to pressurise families of the participants, adding that: “houses of several people have been raided for supporting the long march.”
پہاڑ کی گود میں واقع دو کمروں پر مشتمل سکول میں سو سے زائد بچے زیر تعلیم ہیں، ان بچوں نے سکول کی یونیفارم نہیں بلکہ گھر کے عام کپڑے پہنے ہوئے ہیں۔
نیو کاہان کے علاقے میں واحد سہولت ہے جو حکومت کی جانب سے فراہم کی گئی تاہم استاد پھر بھی تعینات نہیں، کچھ نوجوان مقامی لوگوں کے چندے سے ان بچوں کو پڑھاتے ہیں۔
KARACHI: As missing persons’ issue remains a persistent problem for Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bodies of two more Baloch missing persons have been found in the metropolis, hundreds of kilometers from the volatile province.
The toll from bodies of missing persons of Balochistan dumped in Karachi now touches 11 as the bodies of Master Abdul Rehman and Zahid Hussain were found near Malir Link Road, Karachi on 10 March 2013. Names of both the deceased were included in the missing persons list .
Occupied Balochistan: Pakistani security forces, Frontier Corps (FC), surrounded and raided several houses at dawn in the Chitkan area of District Panjgur and arrested several Baloch residents. The arrested include: Abdul Rehman, Karim Jan, Ghulam Jan, Aman Jan and Shakir Baloch. All these men are related. Abdul Rehman is a local school teacher and Karim Jan works at the local TV station. Ghulam Jan is the father of university student Ejaz Baloch who was kidnapped by security forces along with three cousins, Waseem Fazal Baloch, Babu Iftikar Baloch and Zahid Pazeer Baloch, also students, last month from Karachi. The students are all still missing.
Since 2005, the Human Rights Commission has been paying special attention to the increasingly alarming human rights situation in Balochistan. The Commission has organized four fact-finding missions to the province, the reports of which have been widely disseminated. A special desk on missing persons has also been set up in Quetta that maintains data on enforced disappearances and killings.
However, it was after reading Mohammed Hanif’s account of his meeting with Qadeer Baloch in Dawn that the idea of a book came to me. Hanif’s conversation with Qadeer Baloch about the disappearance and killing of his son, Jaleel Reiki, was moving – and disturbing – in a way that statistics can never be. I knew that if HRCP were to publish a book about the missing in Balochistan, Hanif would be the writer to put the stories together. He was quick to agree and joined HRCP’s fact-finding mission to Balochistan in May 2012.
The protest of families of abducted Baloch entered 1062 days as a whole and 82 Day in Karachi on Tuesday (19 February 2013) .
Delegations of Civil Society Lawyers and people from all spheres of life have continuously been visiting the VBMP’s protest camp to express their solidarity with families of abducted Baloch at Karachi Press Club.